Anytown, USA is an advanced seminar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University offered annually through its Continuing Education program, in which students produce and edit videos related to a small town in North Carolina.
This video includes clips from Mr. Percy’s Run (Smithfield ’10, Dir: D.L. Anderson), As Though It Never Was (Liberty ’12, Dir: David Persoff), Clyde’s Place (Robbins ’15, Dir: David Puckett) and Buddy and The Treehouse (Roseboro ’16, Dir: Leslie Baker)
Course creator and instructor Randolph Benson‘s work has garnered numerous awards, most notably an Academy Award for Best Student Documentary at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Awards. Benson received an Eastman Kodak Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the Cannes Film Festival and a First Appearance Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. He has been an instructor of film and video at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for over a decade, and he serves on Award Juries at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, NC, USA) and the Let’s All Be Free Film Festival (London, UK).
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